Chesterfield conveyancing FAQs

How much council tax must I pay for a property in Chesterfield Borough Council?

Chesterfield is situated in Chesterfield Borough Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Chesterfield Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1142.96
B £1333.45
C £1523.95
D £1714.44
E £2095.43
F £2476.41
G £2857.40
H £3428.88

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How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Chesterfield?

Conveyancing fees will include legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the costs payable as part of a conveyancing transaction, incurred on behalf of a buyer or seller, e.g. Land Registry fees or planning documents. Legal fees are for the work our solicitors carry out for you.

Our solicitor's legal fees for buying or selling a house in Chesterfield are fixed, which means that for a standard conveyancing transaction, what we quote is exactly what you pay

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I'm purchasing a home in Chesterfield which property searches will I require?

The standard pack includes:

  • Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Regulated Drainage and Water Search
  • Chancel liability insurance (if required)

On occasion the results of the standard searches will necessitate additional searches , for example a flood search.

To find out how much searches will cost on a Chesterfield property you can use our our conveyancing calculator.

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How long does leasehold conveyancing take in Chesterfield?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. Although much less common, there are also around 1 million leasehold houses nationwide. The conveyancing for a leasehold home typically takes longer than a freehold house because there is more to prepare.

Varied factors, such as absent freeholders or slow delivery of managing agents' documents, can lead to serious delays.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach can mean faster conveyancing.

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold property can take much longer.

The buyer's conveyancer must review these documents. These could include three years' filed accounts for the property management and a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time needed by the solicitor to source this information is commonly the source of delays.

It can take weeks to collect these details if the landlord or managing agent is slow or difficult to contact, so your conveyancing solicitor should start this process as soon as possible.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

I am buying a new build property in Chesterfield - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing for purchasing a new build home in Chesterfield is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

A conveyancing solicitor in Chesterfield must be able to deal with things like working to tight developer deadlines, working to builders' exchange timelines and .

Our highly experienced team of new build conveyancers are experts in representing buyers to achieve a successful transaction and working to tight developer deadlines.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

I am remortgaging a property in Chesterfield - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Chesterfield could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Our property solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are changing to a tracker with RBS or to a long-term fixed mortgage with the Bank of Ireland, our remortgage team can assist.

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